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Connecting two resources: social investments and social work

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 29 August 2013

‘We are living in a world that is different from what we dream. Recently, we reached our limit and lots of us run to the streets to complain because we cannot stand the current situation …

Funders and housing − is it time to make up?

1 Vicki Prout 30 May 2013

In the nineteenth century, one of the key steps that philanthropists took to ‘alleviate the suffering of the poor’ was to build decent homes, enabling them to leave some of the worst slums in Europe. …

The two faces of Brazil – the rich and the poor

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 17 January 2013

Jornal o Estado de Sao Paulo posted some enlightening data in an editorial late last year. A translation of the data can be found below, followed by my two cents’ worth:  ‘The higher income that …

Recycling to aid a basic yet unaddressed need of underprivileged India

Priyanka Saha and Give India 2 August 2012

As the retail and apparel industry across the globe gets increasingly inundated with labels, styles and trends, we are becoming, or at least looking, more fashion-forward than ever before. This is even true in India, …